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A recent study has shown a map highlighting areas of likely contamination based on water quality data from nearly 1,200 groundwater pumps tested from 2013 to 2015. The study determined that some 88 million people were living in high-risk areas.

Given that about 60-70 per cent of the population relies on groundwater, roughly 50 million maybe even 60 million could be potentially affected. This is an alarmingly high number and demonstrates the urgent need to test all drinking water wells in the Indus Plain.

PMD Warns of Flooding After India’s Water Release

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Monday issued a warning about the chances of riverine flood in Pakistan as India is mulling to release rainwater from its main rivers in next few days.

The impetus for the flood is the significant increase, 25 % to be precise above average rain since the onset of the monsoon season.

Detailing about the likely flood, PMD Director-General Dr Ghulam Rasul told that normal to heavy showers are expected in the catchment areas near India from August 31 to September 1.

Indian pumps depleting ground water in Pakistan

LAHORE - Massive extraction of groundwater for agriculture purposes by hundreds of thousands of subsidised tube-wells in India has put the underground water resources of Pakistan at risk.

Leading water experts believe the situation is dangerous for both the countries since no international law or mutual treaty between Pakistan and India specifically regulates the use of trans-boundary groundwater resources.

Nearly 100 villages flooded in Sialkot, Zafarwal after India release water

SIALKOT (Dunya News) – Nearly a hundred villages in Zafarwal and Sialkot region are water-logged after India lifted gates to flood Nullah Dek leading to rising water-level in River Chenab, reported Monday.

Land connection to around 50 villages in Bijwat area is suspended while several rural localities in Zafarwal are inundated. Crops grown on hundreds of acres of land have been spoiled while a dyke was breached in Mozah Mangwal.

Pakistan to take water dispute to court

Pakistan has decided to return to an international tribunal to settle a dispute with India over sharing waters of the Kishenganga and Ratle rivers. Pakistan's latest decision to go to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Hague, was made public after talks between officials of both sides in Delhi failed to make progress, according to The Hindu newspaper.

India out to damage Pakistan’s water interests on Kabul river

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s authorities with the help of Indian experts have completed the feasibilities and detailed engineering of 12 hydro-power projects with capacity to generate 1,177MW of electricity to be built on the river Kabul.

If the 12 projects get completed, they will store 4.7 million acre feet of water squeezing the flow in the river reaching Pakistan.

India Once Again Releases Water into Pakistan

SIALKOT – India once again released water into Pakistan rivers, resulting flood warning has been issued from Irrigation, on Friday.

India on Friday evening released 567,200 cusecs water and due to this Irrigation department issued flood warning. India released water into River Channab, near Sialkot’s district Bhajwat area. If India released more water then thousand of people living near to Sialkot will suffer from high flood. Chumdiadalian, Putwal, Beli, Khnapura and Shirpur village suffered from flood.

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